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Blasting the poet [Zimbabwe]:
As Zimbabweans go to the polls one writer and poet they may do well to remember is the late Dambudzo Marechera. Marechera, who died in 1987 at only 35, was one of African literature's most fascinating and unorthodox of figures. [...]

Not surprisingly, one still can find in Marechera's poetry sentiments that continue to resonate with ordinary Zimbabweans today. That dry cynicism, poetic activism, and a desire to reach out, which decades ago sounded like causeless mental banditry, fits so perfectly into Zimbabweans' circumstances. [...]

Poetry International Web has several poems.
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